“Going Global” Valentine for the Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


I decided to make Valentine’s Day the focus of my project and used the Going Global stamp set to make a card for my husband.   The luscious Perfectly Artistic  DSP is one of the FREE items you can choose from the Sale-a-bration Catalog when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! products.

I love how the blue swirls of this design looks like water.  After embossing the DSP with the World Traveler Embossing Folder, I dragged my Smoky Slate Ink Pad across the paper to add definition.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop

Stamp Set – Going Global, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock – Basic Gray, Silver Foil, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Ink – Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise,
Accessories – World Traveler Embossing Folder, Deco Label Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Owl Builder Punch (small heart), Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Below are some photos showing different steps of my card.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Basic Gray

Corners of my 2 X 2-12/” cardstock were punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.


Sentiment stamped and cut out with Deco Label Framelit is on top of the Basic Gray mat.

If you are like me, you don’t use Foil paper as a full mat – it’s just too pretty to hide.  I’ve been ‘hoarding’ my foil paper for just that reason.  See my solution below.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Silver Foil Frame

I cut out the inside of my Silver Foil mat using my Stampin’ Trimmer. That gave me a 3-1/4″ X 4-14″ piece of foil to use on another project.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Inside

Inside view of my card.


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Happy Stamping!

Blog Hop Line-up:


  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Michelle Gleeson at www.StampinMojo.com
  9. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  11. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  12. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  15. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  21. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  26. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards

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  1. Wow, the embossing on that DSP is so cool. I just ordered the DSP with my recent order and can;t wait to try it. Thanks for inspiring me. Hope you are staying warm!

    • Thanks Michelle! I need to try that technique on a different DSP and embossing folder combination. I love to inspire others – that’s why I started Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds! ?

  2. Hey Roomie….OVER THE TOP on this one! Love it – Your tips and tricks are soooo appreciated…great card…great post! (It snowed last night….a wee bit)

  3. The embossing looks pretty amazing with that swirl Designer Series Paper! And what a great tip to save paper when matting.

  4. Debra, I didn’t know I needed this embossing folder or DSP until I saw your beautiful card!

    • This product suite was first on my order! I LOVE all of it. Glad to be an “enabler” for you. Other people have convinced me that I ‘need’ something after I see their great projects, too. 🙂 Stampers do that for each other! LOL!

  5. Wonderful card. I love your paper-saving technique!

  6. love the use of the emboss folder and DSP together and your sentiment!

  7. You make dragging an ink pad over embossed paper look so easy and cool… I have tried but never have managed the same great look!! I guess I just need to visit you (wish!). Great masculine card, Debra!!

    • I did drag my ink pad over the embossed paper several times to get the finished look of my card. I’d love to have you visit me sometime! It’s always fun to stamp with someone else. 🙂

  8. Grooovy! I love it! The DSP adds such an extra dimension to your design.

  9. Fantastic! That DSP is perfect for this embossing folder!

  10. This paper is perfectly paired with the embossing folder. Nice job!

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